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In Praise of Model Trains

My last blog was on strategic bombing. A bit grim! I want to set aside my usual historical themes for this blog. As they used to say on ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus:’ ‘now for something completely different.’ In 1949, a mere 70+ years ago, my brother and I received a...

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Coventry, November 14th/15th, 1940

November 14th/15th, 1940, is remembered as the night that the Luftwaffe bombed Coventry. Although there were many more destructive attacks over the course of the war, this raid on Coventry stands out (as the 1945 raid on Dresden does) in popular memory as an example...

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A Slender Thread — The Saga Continues

The third book in the Breaking Point series, A Slender Thread, was delivered to the publishers last week and should be available early next year. The main characters—the intrepid, multifaceted Johnnie Shaux; his brilliant, multidimensional wife Eleanor, and their...

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Goodbye and Good Luck, Slender Thread!

 A Slender Thread, the third book in the Breaking Point series, went to the publishers this week and should be available early next year. It’s always an interesting moment when you hit ‘send;’ your finger hovers over the key for a final moment—yes or no?—before...

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The Battle of Britain

September 15th Eighty-One Years Ago Eighty-one years ago today the fate of Europe—indeed the fate of the world—hung in the balance. The Battle of Britain was raging over southern England. Hitler’s Luftwaffe was raining thousands of bombs down upon London in a...

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The Battle of Britain

September 6th Eighty-One Years Ago Eighty-one years ago today the fate of Europe—indeed the fate of the world—hung in the balance. The Battle of Britain was raging over southern England. The Luftwaffe had been unable to defeat the RAF, despite the Luftwaffe’s clear...

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